Alberta’s Tick Surveillance Program

Albertans can submit ticks to the province for testing. When you’re spending time outside this summer, don’t forget to keep an eye out for ticks. The Alberta tick surveillance program takes ticks that people find on themselves and their pets or farm animals and tests them to see if they carry the bacteria that causes […]


Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Spring 2017

Equestrian Canada’s (EC) instructor/coaching program was developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada is one of 67+ sports participating in the NCCP, which represents coaching excellence in Canada. The EC instructor/coaching program is the only Canadian equestrian instructor/coach certifying program also recognized internationally […]


Did You Know…

There are many optional insurance coverages that are available as an add-on to your basic AEF Membership.   While the basic AEF Membership does include $5,000,000 personal liability coverage and $30,000 AD&D coverage, there may be other situations that arise where an optional insurance may have provided you with the coverage you needed in the event […]


Upgrading On The West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks is upgrading West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area. The parking lot will be expanded and trailhead amenities will be enhanced to address site issues. These upgrades are intended to reduce parking lot congestion and user conflict, create safe emergency access, improve the all-season trailhead experience for a variety of users, help the Greater […]


Wildfire protection strengthened with new rules

Albertans are reminded to take precautions to prevent forest fires as new wildfire protection regulations take effect March 31. “Last fall, we passed important legislation to help deter unsafe behaviour and give our wildland firefighters more tools to keep Albertans and their communities safe. These strengthened regulations send a clear message that we all share […]


Equine herpesvirus reported in southwest Manitoba

The Manitoba Horse Council has confirmed cases of Equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) which has caused abortions and neurologic disease starting 3 weeks ago in southwest Manitoba, according to a Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) alert. Veterinarians initiated a strict quarantine of 105 horses on the property. Eight fatalities have resulted from neurologic disease with an additional […]


Equine Code of Practice Awareness Survey Opens

(Medicine Hat, AB) 15 MAR 2017 – If you own horses and / or are responsible for the care of horses please take five minutes to complete an important survey respecting the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines (the Code). This industry-developed survey is to gauge awareness, adoption and use of the […]


Help shape farm and ranch labour legislation

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches. In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to meet the unique needs of the agriculture industry. The technical working […]


Nominations Open for 2017 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

Ottawa, ON, March 3, 2017 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2017 EC Board of Directors. EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively […]